Missy Elliott Upstages Katy Perry During Super Bowl Halftime Show

Missy Elliott (center) and Katy Perry perform during the Super Bowl halftime show at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2015.
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During Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show, all eyes weren’t exactly on Katy Perry, especially when R&B superstar Missy Elliott joined the show. It’s been over a decade since Elliott released new music, but that didn’t stop her from being the showstopper she is. During her three-minute set, she performed her popular hits “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It” and “Lose Control.”

It’s safe to say that the Virginia native is back.

During the performance, tweets from Kerry Washington, Busta Rhymes, Fantasia and Justin Timberlake were among those expressing being blown away by it:


After the show, Elliott expressed her gratitude on Twitter for all the praise she received:



And because of her amazing performance, Elliott may have garnered a few new fans. According to ABC News, hours after the game, Elliott’s music was among the most popular iTunes downloads.

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